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Brain-eating amoeba found at Ascension Parish water station

luglio 30, 2015


DONALDSONVILLE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed the presence of a brain-eating amoeba at a water station in Ascension Parish.
The news comes as a meeting is going on in St. Bernard Parish where the same amoeba has also been found.

The Ascension Parish water station, located at 9295 Brou Road, serves 1,800 residents in a small community north of Donaldsonville.

Officials have ordered a 60-day chlorine burn to eliminated any remaining threat.

Experts say the water is safe to drink, but they caution not to get the water up the nose.

The CDC issued the following precautions:

According to the CDC, every resident can take simple steps to help reduce their risk of Naegleria fowleri infection. Individuals should focus on limiting the amount of water going up their nose. Preventative measures recommended by the CDC include the following:

DO NOT allow water to go up your nose or sniff water into your nose when bathing, showering, washing your face, or swimming in small hard plastic/blow-up pools.

DO NOT jump into or put your head under bathing water (bathtubs, small hard plastic/blow-up pools); walk or lower yourself in.

DO NOT allow children to play unsupervised with hoses or sprinklers, as they may accidentally squirt water up their nose. Avoid slip-n-slides or other activities where it is difficult to prevent water going up the nose.

DO run bath and shower taps and hoses for five minutes before use to flush out the pipes. This is most important the first time you use the tap after the water utility raises the disinfectant level.

DO keep small hard plastic/blow-up pools clean by emptying, scrubbing and allowing them to dry after each use.

DO use only boiled and cooled, distilled or sterile water for making sinus rinse solutions for neti pots or performing ritual ablutions.

DO keep your swimming pool adequately disinfected before and during use. Adequate disinfection means:

– Pools: free chlorine at 1 to 3 parts per million (ppm) and pH 7.2 to 7.8, and

– Hot tubs/spas: free chlorine 2 to 4 parts per million (ppm) or free bromine 4 to 6 ppm and pH 7.2 to 7.8.

If you need to top off the water in your swimming pool with tap water, place the hose directly into the skimmer box and ensure that the filter is running. Do not top off the pool by placing the hose in the body of the pool.

Residents should continue these precautions until testing no longer confirms the presence of the ameba in the water system. Residents will be made aware when that occurs. For further information on preventative measures, please visit the CDC website here:

Preventing Heat stress at work

luglio 8, 2015

interesting document from worksafe bc in this link

Are your candles toxic?

giugno 3, 2015

Candles are great for encouraging relaxation and creating a calm, serene environment. A candle’s aroma and soft, warm glow sets a nice tone for romance, sophistication, and tranquility. Most candles today feature a variety of aromas. While refreshing they may be, the chemicals used to produce a candle’s fragrance can be toxic and can contribute to air pollution. Fortunately, there are safe options, and it’s just a matter of being conscious during your purchasing decisions.

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Nuove direttive sui rapporti di prova 

maggio 20, 2015

A partire dal 1 giugno 2015, Ogni laboratorio di analisi accreditato da ACCREDIA, sar tenuto ad applicare quanto approvato durante la 33ma Assemblea Generale EA (European co-operation for Accreditation) del 27-28 Maggio 2014 relativamente al requisito 5.10.9 della norma ISO/IEC 17025 “Modifiche ai rapporti di prova ed ai certificati di taratura”.
In particolare non sar pi possibile, per i laboratori accreditati, ri-emettere rapporti di prova cambiando le informazioni relative al nome del Campione, nome del Cliente, numero di Lotto, a seguito di richieste del Cliente, anche con esplicito riferimento al Rapporto di Prova precedentemente emesso”. Non sar quindi pi possibile emettere un Rapporto di Prova sostitutivo, neppure a fronte di dichiarazioni o attestazioni firmate dal Cliente, ma soltanto ripetere l’analisi.
La prima conseguenza diretta sar la necessit assoluta, per i Clienti, di fornire informazioni complete e corrette relativamente all’Azienda ed ai Campioni da sottoporre ad analisi.
Al seguente link possibile scaricare il verbale dell’Assemblea Generale EA, contenente la Risoluzione n.31 relativa alla ri-emissione dei Rapporti di Prova “EA Resolution 2014 (33) 31 – Reissuance of test reports when the trade name / trademark of the tested product has changed (clause 5.10.9 of ISO/IEC 17025)”.

Phones contamination

aprile 30, 2015

An interesting and detailed post on the worst contamination object: your smartphone!

Smart pesticides called entomopathogenic fungi controls more than 200.000 species of insects 

aprile 28, 2015

Another hole in the wall?

Solved: Yota Modem works with Yosemite OS X.

marzo 22, 2015

Before of all, wipe the old configuration from of YOTA Modem from Network.

Then insert Modem in USB port, let Mac mount it.

Import profile from (the wheel at the end of the window) old config, then change that parameters in manually.

IP, Subnet mask, click on advanced, click on DNS and add

save and… green light. You are online

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